For those of you visiting here for the first time because of my semi-embarrassing quote in the Women's Sports Section of the NY Times, let me just say Welcome! My name is MetroDad (or, as we like to say here in New York City, "Bienvenido! Me llamo Metrodad!")
This site is, for lack of a better phrase, a "daddy blog."
What the hell is a "daddy blog?" you might ask? Well, I can't answer for ALL of them but I like to think of this site as being very similar to a "mommy blog"...except with real humor! And 50% less crazy!
I'm kidding, of course. This site actually began as a way for me to track my journey into fatherhood. As I gave up living the fast-paced Manhattan high lifestyle of restaurant openings, book parties and the velvet ropes, I wanted to record my segue into responsible and involved parenthood. How exactly does one go from bottle service to the binky? From dancing at Lotus to ring-around-the-rosie?
Because, as you may learn from perusing this site, I take parenting very seriously. I'm 37 years old. I've always wanted to be a father. And with the birth of my daughter 16 months ago, I was given a chance to try and become the best father that I possibly can. So I started this site to reach out to other parents (particularly fathers) who could help me along on this journey. In the process, I met an amazing number of great parents---people with different backgrounds from all over the world who all take parenting as seriously as I do. I'm humbled to say that it's been one of the most enrichening experiences of my life.
But, needless to say, this site is also where we take a look at the lighter side of parenting. Because just because I'm take parenting seriously, it doesn't mean I take myself very seriously. And this site is also where, as a tiny little community, similar parents as myself can come and debate various topics related to raising a child. And, because I can't resist an open mic, it's also become a forum for me to discuss anything that possibly comes to mind.
So, if you've got nothing else to do, take a look around. Here are a few sample posts that may give you a better idea of what this site is all about. Enjoy...
So I Put My Ding-a-Ling in her Pee-Pee hole? (on trying to get my wife pregnant)
Does Johnny Walker Make a Diaper Bag? (on the mass branding of baby gear)
Wouldn't It Be Cheaper to get a Vasectomy? (on buying a mini-van)
High-Stakes Gambling At Home (on drinking my wife's breast milk)
Like a Sailor Without a Fucking Boat (on learning not to curse in front of my child)
My Wife, Porn Star (on the size of my wife's pregnancy boobs)
The MetroDad Mailbag (readers send in their questions)
Confessions of a Grammar Nerd (Strunk & White rock the house!)